Who Is A Good Candidate For All On 4 Implants?

Who Is A Good Candidate For All On 4 Implants?

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Why Should You Consider All-on-4 Implants?

All-On-4 Dental Implants are the best option for replacing all of your missing teeth. For generations the only solution for when you lost the majority of your teeth was to extract the remaining teeth and get a traditional removable set of dentures. Those dentures can slip and move in your mouth while you talk and chew making day-to-day life more difficult. But All-On-4 dental implants or implant-supported dentures are a full replacement solution for missing adult teeth. By replacing not only the dental crowns (the section of the teeth normally visible) but also replacing some of the dental roots (the structure under the gums) your implants function much closer to healthy natural teeth. We are implant specialists in Northern Massachusetts, if you are interested in finding out if implants are the right call for your dental health, please contact us for a consultation. Otherwise, continue reading to learn more about what factors might make someone a good candidate. 

At What Age Should You Consider All-On-4 Implants?

There isn’t necessarily an age to start considering All-on-4 implants or other full mouth restoration treatments. Instead, what you need to consider is the health of your mouth. If you have lost multiple teeth due to dental injuries, if you have lost multiple teeth because of dental decay, or if you have issues with gum disease, you should start considering full mouth restoration. The first step is to find a dental practice in your area that provides multiple options for full mouth dental repair. Finding dentists that specialize in implants, dentures, and other treatments is the best way to ensure you get a solution that maximizes the best possible outcome. If you go to a dentist that only provides traditional dentures, they will only recommend traditional dentures. But seeing a dentist that provides options can help ensure you find the right solution. 

Do You Need Bone Grafting For All-On-4 Implants

The key to dental implant success is for your jawbone to support the implants. During a consultation, your dentist will get your medical and dental history and take x-rays or other scans to determine whether or not your mouth can support these implants. In some cases, you might not have been able to get an implant for a specific tooth when it was lost, but could still be a candidate for All-On-4 implants. That is because All-On-4 implants are not one to one. Instead of replacing a single tooth with a single implant, the full arch of teeth are supported by a limited number of implant posts. This means the posts can be designed to be placed where your jawbone is at its strongest. That said, bone grafting is also recommended. Bone grafting is the process of strengthening the bone density in the implant are before getting an implant. Your jawbone can be significantly weakened especially if gum disease is why you lost your teeth in the first place. Bone grafting can help restore your jawbone and therefore help support the implants.

Who Isn't A Candidate For All-on-4 Implants

Patients who have underlying issues related to their oral health might not be the right patients for dental implants. If you do not have the jawbone density and gum tissue to support the implants, traditional dentures might be the best option. This is why it is important to work with a dental office that can provide a variety of options. After a consultation they can help you pick a treatment plan that works best for you. 

Dr. Emma Wu; All-on-4 implant Specialist in Massachusetts

Dr. Emma Wu and her associates have helped thousands of patients make the right choices in terms of their full dental restoration. If you live in Massachusetts or New Hampshire and are interested in learning more about dental treatments, please contact our team.

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